Episode 243: TV Themes Special 3

This is the 243rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is another TV Themes Special. I’ve done a couple of these shows before (back in 2015 & then in 2017) and they’ve been very well received by listeners so hopefully this will round out a successful trilogy. You’ll hear a host of TV themes, some very familiar & some more obscure, covering many of the usual genres we cover on the show and offering the usual eclectic musical mix. There’s no feature album this time but rather a feature TV show, the 1968 children’s serial drama, ‘The Tyrant King’, which was notable for its use of a progressive music soundtrack, so you’ll hear three of the tracks that were used as part of that show’s soundtrack. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 10 minutes. Downloaded file is 119.2 MB.

1. Rainbow (2:47) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

2. (Theme From) The Monkees (2:21) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘The Monkees’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

3. Mission: Impossible (2:31) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from the album ‘Mission: Impossible And Other Thrilling Themes’; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm)

4. Tank! (3:27) – Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts (Taken from the compilation album ‘Cowboy Bebop Tank! The! Best!’; see www.jameswong.com/ykproject/core.html)

5. Divertimento – 1. Prelude (2:00) – The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘The 20th Century Album’; see www.impulse-music.co.uk/leonardsalzedo/pjbe.org/about/)

6. The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack (2:49) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see thenice.org.uk/)

7. Le Parc (3:21) – Tangerine Dream (Taken from the album ‘Le Parc’; see www.tangerinedream.org/www.facebook.com/TANGERINEDREAM.OFFICIAL/)

8. Guitar Man (2:56) – Elvis Presley (Taken from the album ‘From Nashville To Memphis – The Essential 60s Masters I’; see elvisthemusic.com)

9. Quantum Leap Main Title Theme (2:08) – Mike Post (Taken from the single ‘Scott Bakula Performs Somewhere In The Night’; see web.archive.org/web/20070813213339/http://arts.enotes.com/contemporary-musicians/post-mike-biography)

10. Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) (Instrumental) (4:24) – David Arnold (Track taken from the single ‘Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)’; see davidarnoldmusic.com/)

11. Lost In Space (Theme) (3:26) – Apollo 440 (Taken from the compilation album ‘Ultimate… Movies’; see www.apollo440.com/)

12. Out Of The Blue (6:14) – Elton John (Taken from the album ‘Blue Moves’; see www.eltonjohn.com)

13. Bring Me Sunshine (1:52) – Morecambe & Wise (Taken from the album ‘EMI Comedy Classics’; www.morecambeandwise.com/

14. Astronomy Domine (4:13) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the album ‘The Piper At The Gates of Dawn’; see  www.pinkfloyd.com/)

15. Run With Us (4:40) – Cygnets (Single available via cygnets.bandcamp.com/track/run-with-us-lisa-lougheed-cover; see also cygnetsngp.bandcamp.com/)

16. The Liberty Bell March (3:38) – Brass Band Riga (Taken from the compilation album ‘Classics on TV’; see www.montypython.com/)

17. Knight Rider Main Theme (1:20) Stu Phillips (Taken from the album ‘The Stu Phillips Scores: Knight Rider (Original Television Soundtrack)’; see www.stuwho.com/)

18. Theme From Starsky & Hutch (5:51) The James Taylor Quartet (Taken from the compilation album ‘Funk’; see www.jamestaylorquartet.co.uk/jtq/)

19. Gangsters (2:28)  Greenslade (Taken from the album ‘Time and Tide’; see www.temple-music.com/dave-greenslade/ & www.angelfire.com/music4/greenslade/index.html)

20. Penthouse Suite (1:58) – Syd Dale (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Sixties’; see radiosoundsfamiliar.com/syd-dale.php)

21. (Theme From) The Krypton Factor (0:53) – The Art Of Noise (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Inluence’; see www.theartofnoiseonline.com)

22. Light Flight (3:14) – Pentangle (Taken from the album ‘Basket of Light’; see www.pentangle.info/JMPentangle/HOME.html & www.facebook.com/Pentangle/)

23. Because Of You (3:13) – Dexys Midnight Runners/Kevin Rowland (Non-album single released in 1986 & available via assorted compilations; see www.dexysonline.com/)

24. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume (2:58) – The Moody Blues (Taken from the compilation album ‘Nights in White Satin’; see raythomas.co.uk/index.php & www.moodybluestoday.com/)

25. The Persuaders (2:10) – The Prisoners (Taken from ‘The Prisoners’ EP; see theprisoners1.bandcamp.com/album/the-prisoners)

26. Birdman Of Alcatraz (4:14) – Rick Wakeman (Taken from the album ‘Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Record′; see www.rwcc.com/ & www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic/)

27. New Year’s Prayer (4:41) – Jeff Buckley (Taken from the album ‘Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk’; see jeffbuckley.com)

28. The Tripods (Main Theme) (2:55) – Ken Freeman (Taken from the album ‘The Tripods’; see www.topnote.co.uk/mainframe.htm plus the album is available digitally via Amazon & iTunes)

29. Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) (4:13) – Nina Persson and David Arnold (Track taken from the single ‘Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)’; see www.facebook.com/ninaperssonofficial/ & davidarnoldmusic.com/)

30. Picture Box (2:57) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

31. Tarot (2:26)  Andrew Bown (Taken from the compilation album ‘Real Life Permanent Dreams: A Cornucopia of British Psychedelia 1965-1970’; see www.andybown.com/)

32. Stranger On The Shore (2:56)  Acker Bilk (Taken from the mix album Late Night Tales: Röyksopp’; see latenighttales.bandcamp.com/album/late-night-tales-r-yksopp)

33. Whatever Happened To You/The Sleepers in the Hill (5:20)  Soft Hearted Scientists (Taken from the album ‘Whatever Happened to the Soft Hearted Scientists’; see nathanhallandthesinisterlocals.bandcamp.com/album/whatever-happened-to-the-soft-hearted-scientists-3, www.softheartedscientists.com/ & www.facebook.com/SoftHeartedScientists)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. The show will return next time for another Halloween special, so be afraid, be very afraid…

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Episode 223: Best of 2017, Top 30 pt 1

This is the 223rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This current show sees your main host begin a countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2017. So on this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 30 to the album at 21. There’s no feature album but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 6 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.4 MB.

1. Stormy Weather (4:17) – Marvin B Naylor (Forthcoming single release, not currently available to buy; see www.marvinbnaylor.com and marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

I start counting down my favourite albums of 2017 (nos. 30-21) from here…

2. Changing My Mind (5:23) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

3. Here Comes The Band! (4:54) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

4. Anatomy Of The Heavens (4:48) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Infernal Spheres’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-spheres, www.kardaestra.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

5. Solar Riviera (6:42) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Infernal Spheres’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-spheres, www.kardaestra.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

6. The Beast (6:25)Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

7. Solitary Way (3:45) – Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

8. Vanity (3:00) – Mica Levi (Taken from the album ‘Jackie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.imdb.com/name/nm5908010/)

9. The End (5:14) – Mica Levi (Taken from the album ‘Jackie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.imdb.com/name/nm5908010/)

10. Cloudy People (3:44) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/not-a-drawing, www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

11. All On Display (5:40) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/not-a-drawing, www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

12. Break Loose (3:59) – Miramode Orchestra feat. Mara von Ferne (Taken from the album ‘Tumbler’; see miramodeorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/tumbler, www.miramodeorchestra.de/ & www.facebook.com/miramodeorchestra)

13. Mice In Kindergarten (5:41) – Miramode Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Tumbler’; see miramodeorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/tumbler, www.miramodeorchestra.de/ & www.facebook.com/miramodeorchestra)

14. Lungs (3:31) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Question’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

15. Something More (6:17) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Question’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

16. The Ebb c/w Solotron (10:36) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘Fukushima Surfer Boys’; see trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

17. Sickle Cell Orphan (6:28) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘Fukushima Surfer Boys’; see trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

18. Casio Vanguard (6:22) – Kurt Rosenwinkel (Taken from the album ‘Caipi’; see sunnysidezone.com/album/caipi, www.kurtrosenwinkel.com/ & www.facebook.com/kurtisrosenwinkel/)

19. Interscape (5:47) – Kurt Rosenwinkel (Taken from the album ‘Caipi’; see sunnysidezone.com/album/caipi, www.kurtrosenwinkel.com/ & www.facebook.com/kurtisrosenwinkel/)

20. Tzizimime (3:38) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

21. Woadscrivened (5:58) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. A happy New Year to one and all! Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be away for the second show of 2018 as his day job heats up but as per usual Daniel & Rebsie will be filling in so we hope you’ll be back to see what they come up with.

Episode 211: Wish You Were Here

This is the 211th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host is currently occupied with preparations for EppyFest, so Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm are kindly sitting in again to present one of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music. The feature album is the soundtrack from the 1967 TV series The Prisoner starring Patrick McGoohan, and there will be three tracks from a 3-CD soundtrack compilation from the series. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 51 minutes. Downloaded file is 101 MB.

1. Argizagi ederra (4:15) – Halzea (Taken from the album ‘Hontz Gaua’; see www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=588)

2. Stay (3:35) – Ex Reverie (Available as a download single; see exreverie.bandcamp.com/music)

3. Winter is a Coloured Bird (8:01) – Comus (Taken from the album ‘Song to Comus’; see https://comusmusic.co.uk)

4. Main Titles – Full Version (3:33) – The Ron Grainer Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #3]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-3)

5. Prog Noir (5:39) – Stick Men (Taken from the album ‘Prog Noir’; see www.iapetus-media.com/stick-men)

6. The Nortihorticulturalist (3:25) – Tea & Symphony (Taken from the album ‘Jo Sago’; see www.discogs.com/artist/458852-Tea-Symphony)

7. Life Amongst the Black Sheep (5:30) – Peter Ulrich (Taken from the album ‘Pathways and Dawns’; see www.discogs.com/artist/141747-Peter-Ulrich)

8. Don’t Look Down Or Back (4:57) – Tunng (Taken from the album ‘…And Then We Saw Land’; see www.tunng.co.uk)

9. Back to the Cottage (2:43) – Original TV Soundtrack (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #1]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-1)

10. Heaven is Here (15:24) – Roy Harper (Taken from the album ‘Man & Myth’; see www.royharper.co.uk)

11. Fake Yer Death (4:06) – Orion Rigel Dommisse (Taken from the album ‘What I Want From You Is Sweet’; see orionrigeldommisse.bandcamp.com)

12. Gone With the Mouse (5:03) – Fuchsia (Taken from the album ‘Fuchsia’; see www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2585)

13. Black is the Colour (5:51) – Dry Spells (Taken from the album ‘Too Soon for Flowers’; see https://dryspells.bandcamp.com)

14. Ashes (6:01) – :novemthree: (Taken from the album ‘From These Ashes’; https://novemthree.bandcamp.com)

15. EppyFest Mini promo (2:06); see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets

16. Dreamy Party (2:06) – Original TV Soundtrack (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #1]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-1)

17. May I? (3:24) – Kevin Ayers & The Whole World (Taken from the album ‘Shooting At the Moon’; see www.discogs.com/artist/45646-Kevin-Ayers)

18.Psyche I & Share Your Water (5:28) – These Trails (Taken from the album ‘These Trails’; see www.discogs.com/These-Trails-These-Trails/release/1904529)

19. Suurin (5:57) – L.E.A.F. (Taken from the album ‘LYS’; see www.leaf-music.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, and a special thanks to Daniel & Rebsie for sitting in. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy should be back next time, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to the next edition of the show.

Episode 114: Richard Wileman interview

This is the 114th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. For this edition of the show we welcome back Richard Wileman, the main man behind the excellent musical project Karda Estra. There’s no feature album on this show but Richard has chosen most of the music and between his selections and mine there will be the usual diverse mixture of tracks and styles. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 58 minutes. Downloaded file is 107.8 MB.

1. Ark (4:04) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘Spooky Action’; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, music.badelephant.co.uk/album/spooky-action, themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product%2Fcategory&path=136_163 & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead)

2. Cat Suite: III. Borage (2:51) – The Denver Brass (Taken from the album ‘Brass Cats: Brass Music of Chris Hazell; see www.denverbrass.org/, www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/chris-hazell.aspx & www.facebook.com/DenverBrass)

3. Fold 2 (3:43) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘The Exquisite Corpse Game’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1108.htm & www.paraphiliamagazine.com/periodical/believers-roast-presents-the-exquisite-corpse-game/)

4. Main Theme from Outskirts (5:39) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Outskirts’; see troopersforsound.com/catalogue/outskirts/ & mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/outskirts)

Interview with Richard Wileman…

5. Tigermoth (7:35) – Steve Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Spectral Mornings’; see www.hackettsongs.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Hackett/123101228589)

6. The Sick Rose (4:50) – David Axelrod (Taken from the album Songs of Experience; see www.davidaxelrodmusic.com/ & www.musicianguide.com/biographies/1608003020/David-Axelrod.html)

7. Stridulum Theme (4:56) – Franco Micalizzi (Taken from the album ‘Cinema a Mano Armata’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/fmtbbb, www.last.fm/music/Franco+Micalizzi & www.youtube.com/channel/UCgjxe5mi-VWB5ddfiLw1L6g)

8. Prologue/The Swimming Pool (1:30) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from the album ‘Dirty Harry [Original Score]’; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/lalo-schifrin/id141398)

9. Main Title (3:31) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from the album ‘Dirty Harry [Original Score]’; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/lalo-schifrin/id141398)

10. Scorpio’s View (2:38) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from the album ‘Dirty Harry [Original Score]’; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/lalo-schifrin/id141398)

11. Someday Silk (4:52) – Rascal Reporters (Taken from the album ‘Bonus Tracks, Vol. 2’; see rascalreporters.bandcamp.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RascalReporters)

12. Kites Are Fun (2:41) – The Free Design (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best of Free Design’; see www.thefreedesign.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/pages/The-Free-Design/13581397514)

13. Wanton Sincerity (2:28) – Terraformation (Taken from the album ‘Ocean Gates’; see terraformation.bandcamp.com/album/ocean-gates, www.egghelmet.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Terraformation/111597755568668)

14. Don’t Land On Me (8:01) – Knifeworld (Taken from the forthcoming new Knifeworld album; see knifeworld.bandcamp.com/track/dont-land-on-me, www.knifeworld.co.uk/, www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PX5KKQqN-c & www.facebook.com/knifeworld)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and particularly to Richard Wileman for coming in to do the interview & for choosing such great music. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. There will be another show in around two weeks when I’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of a certain British science fiction TV programme. I do hope you’ll come back for that.